United Theological Seminary

Master of Divinity in Interreligious Chaplaincy

The Master of Divinity in Interreligious Chaplaincy program will prepare you for a career in chaplaincy and provide you with interreligious and intercultural spiritual care competency. You’ll learn how to serve as an effective and compassionate minister, working with people from diverse faith backgrounds and walks of life.

This program may be a good fit for you if you plan to pursue a career in chaplaincy in any of a number of contexts, including:

  • The military
  • Hospitals and other healthcare settings
  • Prisons
  • Schools
  • First responder units
  • Corporate settings

You also may pursue a career providing pastoral and spiritual care within religious and spiritual communities.


United’s MDiv at a Glance

  • 72 credits
  • Twenty-four 3-credit courses, including one field experience
  • Final thesis or project not required, but you can use an elective to pursue either
  • Can be completed in three years if you take a full-time course load (24 credits per year)
  • Most concentrations, including Interreligious Chaplaincy, can be completed entirely via distance learning

Program Guide Sheet

Formation 2 Intro to Spiritual and Personal Formation

Organizational Leadership and Administration

Religious Texts 4 Hebrew Bible 1: Orientation

Hebrew Bible 2: Contextualized Interpretation*

New Testament 1: Epistles, Acts, and Revelation

New Testament 2: Four Gospels*

Theological Tradition 4 Religious and Theological Interpretation

History of Christian Theologies*

History of Modern Theologies

Constructive Theology

Ethics/Justice 2 Comparative Religious Ethics

Theology for Social Transformation

Cultural Contextualization 1 World Religions
Arts and Theology 1 Choose one:

  • History of Arts and Theology
  • Theological Interpretation of the Arts
Social Transformation 1 Leadership and Strategies for Social Change
Integration 1 Capstone Seminar
Vocational Contextualization & Skills 8 Interreligious Pastoral and Spiritual Care

Preaching and Your Public Voice

Muslim Pastoral and Spiritual Care

Buddhist Pastoral and Spiritual Care

Intercultural Chaplaincy

One Elective

Ministry Practicum

CPE Ministry Practicum


* Students can petition the Registrar to substitute a course about another religious tradition.

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